On Being Bipolar

Most people exist on a spectrum; They are either happy, sad, or somewhere in the middle. Their happiness may come internally or externally and is often short lived, and their sadness is usually… Continue reading

What is Depression?

[trigger warning: suicide] I wanted to write a piece about depression with a hopeful message, something along the lines of “pro tips” or “lessons learned”.  I wanted to produce something positive and helpful… Continue reading

Little Crescent Moons

[trigger warning: self-harm] What you’re about to read contains details about something I have only ever told four people: my mother, my roommate, my therapist, and one of my closest friends. It’s even… Continue reading

My Brother’s Diagnosis

Everyone has memories so vivid, it’s like they happened yesterday. My brain clings to moments of travel, romance, family, friends; so rich I close my eyes and I am there. However, not all… Continue reading

Good Vibrations

It was the start of the last semester of my undergraduate education, and the day was passing normally enough. I sat in the back row of a large lecture hall as the room… Continue reading

Being “The Girl with the Eating Disorder”

(trigger warning: eating disorders) Body Image. Self Confidence. That voice that tells you whether you are good enough. Pretty enough. Thin enough. The voice that some how ties who you are to how… Continue reading

The Gym Rat

Introductions suck. No matter how many times I try typing this out, I can’t think of a way to do it without coming off as “a whiney wimp,” and that’s the problem. Yes,… Continue reading

Raised By Anorexia

(trigger warning: eating disorders)  Body image is complicated for a child of someone with an eating disorder. My mom has suffered from anorexia for thirty years. I think it warps your idea of what… Continue reading

I am a Suicide Survivor

[trigger warning: suicide] I am not usually shy about my emotions. I will freely admit that I am a huge crier. Sometimes, I cry for no apparent reason. Then I cry some more,… Continue reading